Are current interventions to tackle sexually transmitted infections in young people effective?

Adams, Michele (2009) Are current interventions to tackle sexually transmitted infections in young people effective? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This piece of work was a literature review which examined the prevalence of sexually yransmitted infections (STI’s) (a table of abbreviations can be found in Appendix 1) in young people aged 11-24 and interventions to tackle them. It looked at the multitude of research and literature on the topic and critically analysed it to produce an argument. International contrasts are also discussed in this writing. This piece of work contains both qualitative and quantitative data in terms of statistics and quotes. It also contains the authors own opinions. The author chose this topic as young people’s sexual health has always been a subject she finds fascinating and controversial.

    Findings:
    The rate of young people diagnosed with a STI has risen in the last 20 years but there are many more people being tested.

    Sex education has progressed over the years but not enough. A lot of work still needs doing to improve the current system.

    Young men and young women hold significantly different attitudes to sex and relationships.

    Internationally, there is a significant difference in the age at which sex education is taught and the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections.

    After reading the vast amounts of literature on this topic, the author has made a few recommendations about the future services aimed at young people and what she thinks can be done to improve the current situation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 12:30
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2357

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